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Poster: DrGonzo Date: Mar 12, 2010 3:01am
Forum: etree Subject: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I know that this is probably frowned upon by some people, but I don't listen to music that much on my computer. I like making discs. Can anyone suggest a way to convert 24 to 16-bit? There are a bunch of shows that I want to convert. I hate to ask the taper because this is another step and they have already done so much for us by taping and uploading the show. I'd just as soon do it myself since I probably am one of the few that still likes discs.

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Poster: Kinfolkiana Date: Mar 12, 2010 7:04am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

you on a mac or pc?

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Poster: jmccully41 Date: May 1, 2010 9:44pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I hate to break the bad news but you can not convert a 24bit flac to 16 bit flac. Your best move is to find the show you want in 16 bit, and redownload it. However, if you have some patience, and a little cash, 24 bit blows 16 bit out of the water assuming the tape is a good pull.

I have been following 24 Bit since 2005, and here is what I have learned in a nutshell. First, you have to have the proper equipment to run 24 Bit Files, such as a good sound card. Most sound blasters run 24 bit files now, but honestly creative blows, if you have the cash I would spend around $200 on either an Asus or an Indigo. Also, your selection will depend upon if you have a laptop or desktop, but dont worry Indigo makes some great cards for laptops.

Second, you need a good set of headphones, I would spend at least $150ish. Personally, I prefer Sennheiser, but Grado and Denon make some great headphones as well. Also, I would stay away from Bose, not because they are bad headphones (there decent), but because they are too expensive, they cost too much cause they advertise too much; hence, the trickle down effect. Furthermore, the latter types of headphones are better off ordered on the internet (1) cheaper (2) if you find them in a store, then it would be a high end electronic store that will over charge.

Finally, you need Foobar, which is a media playback device that is the ultimate application in customization, more than firefox. First, some media playback devices such as winamp can not even play 24 bit files, but Foobar can. However, you can not just install Foobar, and expect it to work at its max potential. Yes, it will play 24 Bit files if you do nothing to it, but you are only getting maybe 10 to 20 percent of the "value" of what Foobar can do. I can write a book on Foobar, and if you decide to go down this route, I would be more than happy to help you out. It will take some time to learn Foobar, but I have never met a person that once they understood how to properly play 24 Bit files ever want to go back to 16 bit. In fact, when there is only a 16 bit show available it does not sound that great.

Finally, there is now a device called a bithead that increases the quaitly of the sound going from your computer to your headphones.


Ill leave you with this. There will be some people that will say they cant hear a difference between the two types of Bits, its because they either (1) dont have the soundcard (2) bad head phones, or (3) not fully using Foobar. My email is jmccully61@yahoo.com if you want my help.

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Poster: musicjoker319 Date: Mar 16, 2010 6:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

For a simple conversion I use "efficient wma mp3 converter" It converts from flac to wav or flac to mp3, etc. I tried a 24bit 96khz flac song (92mb)and convertered it to a wav file of 45mb 1411 bit rate. Played back fine.

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Poster: Albix Date: Mar 13, 2010 8:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I'd recommend R8Brain (free) for Windows. Works really well for up-sampling too - http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain/

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Poster: DrGonzo Date: Mar 15, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I am on a pc.

thanks Albix, I will check that out.

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Poster: DrGonzo Date: Mar 16, 2010 3:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

Albix, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I am trying out r8brain but I am not sure how to tweak the settings.

My wavs are at 2116kpbs. What should I set the box that says, "resample to r8?" I know the "output bit depth" should be at 16-bit.

Thanks, this does seem to be an easy program to use.

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Poster: Albix Date: Mar 18, 2010 9:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

Dr.,

If you have 24 bit files with a sample rate of 44.1kHz, R8Brain won't work for you.

If your files have a sample rate of 96kHz or 88.2kHz, select 44.1kHz in the "Resample to r8" drop down menu.

Next, select 16 bit in the "Output bit depth" drop down menu.

It's up to you to decide on the quality level.

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Poster: DrGonzo Date: Mar 19, 2010 4:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

Albix,

I believe they are at 24/44.1. Bummer.

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Poster: Albix Date: Mar 19, 2010 10:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I was just able to do it with Audacity 1.2.6 using Windows XP.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download

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Poster: DrGonzo Date: Mar 22, 2010 5:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

I tried it Albix, it worked!!!! Thank you. I haven't messed with any of the effects yet, but it does the conversion fairly quickly. Thanks again!

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Poster: basil1229 Date: Dec 13, 2013 6:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

How'd u do it? I can't even figure out where to start?

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Poster: egeff Date: Jan 26, 2013 11:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 24-bit to 16-bit conversion

wonderful thank you very much albix
using the batch file also helped on this program